View our 2022/23 College Guide!

View our 2022/23 College Guide!

It's important that you make the best choice for you, so we encourage all of our prospective students to really understand their progression opportunities. Take a look at our Full Time and Apprenticeship courses starting in September 2022. 

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Parents Information

At LMC we are focused on preparing our students for real careers, independence and positive progression in the future with a set of skills and experience that sets them apart from the competition.

We support our students to be self-directed and highly motivated and ready to progress onto higher study or employment. The College’s well-established links with over 700 employers and work-related technical expertise means our curriculum is closely aligned with the needs of businesses, ensuring our students are well prepared for their future careers or continuing to study at university.

What measures are in place to protect my son/daughter from Covid-19?

We recognise that we are living through very unusual and uncertain times, which we continue to adapt to. We've adapted to the circumstances whilst continuing to innovate in the ways we deliver learning using a blend of face-to-face, online and distance learning packages for our students and apprentices.

Our first priority, as always, is to safeguard the health & wellbeing of our learners, apprentices and staff and we will continue to follow government guidance on how best to adapt the College’s functions to suit the ever-changing response to Covid-19 both nationally and locally.

Students will be required to wear a mask at all times when using the College buses, and in communal areas around the College campus, unless they have a medical exemption.

Covid-19 Information

My son/daughter is looking to achieve grades 7-9 (equivalent to A/A*) at GCSE; is there anything for them at College?

Yes, if your son/daughter knows what career path they want to follow or what subject they would like to study at university, College can offer them a work-based, career-led route to achieving their ambitions.

We provide our Level 3 learners the opportunity to study one A Level to supplement their technical vocational qualification. Combining one of our technical vocational qualifications with an A Level will enable learners to complement the technical skills they develop with research and analytical skills developed through studying an A Level, preparing learners for their next stage in their career.

Supplementary A Levels 

With opportunities for work experience across Europe and in the UK, additional qualifications and support for independent learning, full-time programmes at LMC provide a mature, responsible route to higher education or employment.

If my son/daughter completes a vocational qualification, can they still go to university?

Yes. Extended Diploma courses at LMC are equivalent to three A Levels and provide all the theory and understanding required to get to university, as well as all the practical skills and experience needed to get into work. Around 200 of our Extended Diploma students choose to progress onto university locally, nationally and internationally, each year.

How can I be sure my son/daughter is doing enough work to pass?

Parents of current students are able to access Moodle, our online virtual learning environment. You can view College resources as often as you like and each student has a personal tutor who meets with them weekly to discuss their progress and any issues.

Tutors will also stay in touch with you via regular progress reports and parents’ evenings. If you would like to speak to a tutor, you can also contact them at any time during the year – contact details will be provided when your son/daughter starts at College. 

Do you provide Additional Learning Support (ALS) for learners?

We provide a range of support for students and make every effort to meet their specific requirements. Support may include one-to-one support in the classroom, access to specialist equipment or learning materials provided in Braille, large print or audio files. It may also include help getting around or a sign language communicator. You can let us know about any particular needs before your son/daughter starts College or at any time during their studies.

If you are able to make us aware of your son/daughter’s needs before they start at College, we can arrange for any support or specialist equipment to be available from their first day with us.

How we can support learners at College

What resources are available at College to help my son/daughter with their learning?

We have a fantastic Student and Learning Centre (The Hexagon) where learners have access to a range of resources to help with assignments and knowledgeable staff to help them get the best results.

Right at the heart of the campus, The Hex has all the usual resources you’d expect; laptops, PCs, Macs and Macbooks, iPads and Wi-Fi, which is available across College. Books, newspapers, journals, magazines and DVDs are also available to use or borrow, along with digital cameras, digital video cameras and e-pens.

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What will my son/daughter learn at College alongside their course?

LMC provides an extensive tutorial programme covering issues such as equality and diversity awareness, sustainability and healthy living. We also provide careers guidance, including UCAS applications, CV writing, personal finance and budgeting, plus a number of interactive workshops exploring university, employment and further training opportunities.

All LMC students follow our 'Curriculum Model', to help them develop skills to complement their programme of study and prepare them to enter the world of work, or further training, fully equipped to follow their chosen career path.

Does the practical emphasis of College courses limit my son/daughter’s future options?

No! Courses at LMC are designed to offer our students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to begin a career in the area of their choice. Universities and employers often welcome the additional capability and skills gained on vocational courses, where students gain practical experience of the industry and workplace, not just an ‘academic’ understanding.

If the learner has a clear idea of what they'd like to achieve, be it university, employment or learning particular skills, LMC can offer the course that’s right for them.

All of our students also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills, which includes English, Maths and IT.

How much does a College course cost?

Students aged 16-18 can study a full-time programme at College FREE of charge. 

Students aged 19 and over may also be eligible in some cases to study for FREE; please contact our Student & Learning Services Team for more information via phone or email.

We also offer a FREE Bus Service to full time students from areas including Barrow, Ulverston, Kendal, Windermere, Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe & Grange-over-Sands.

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My son/daughter is not sure what they want to do after school, can you help?

At LMC we have trained advisers who can give impartial advice and guidance to help them to decide on next steps after school, whether that's A Levels, a vocational course or an apprenticeship. Student & Learning Services can help with information about courses, applications, enrolment and careers guidance. 

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What do LMC students go on to after College?

9 out of 10 LMC students progress on to university, employment or further study upon completion of their course.

We're proud to have links with local H.E. providers including Lancaster University, UCLan and University of Cumbria

Read our Alumni success stories